WordPress Bloggers Should Utilize Gravatar

Hello bloggers on WordPress! Is your Gravatar updated?

Within the WordPress stats page, there is a section called “Referrers.” Some of the beautiful people who find your blog clicked on one of these site links to find you. Nearly every day I see the link http://en.gravatar.com/karenkubicko, my personal Gravatar page, listed as one of them.

What is a Gravatar? See that cute little square … near your name … on WordPress (and other sites)? That is your Gravatar. The Gravatar website describes it as such: “Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?”

I happened upon it by accident one day, early in my blog writing endeavor. I clicked on someone’s image that commented on one of my first few posts. Instead of linking to their blog (which is what I was hoping for, really) I was sent to a non-descript page with just a picture. No blog. No links.

Then it dawned on me.

Wait a minute. If I like or comment on someone’s blog and he or she clicks on my Gravatar image … I want them to find my blog post, not just my image. (I only blog on WordPress, so I am not sure if this applies to other blogging sites.)

I immediately clicked on my Gravatar and edited away. Under the “About Me” section, it allows room for a personal write-up. I uploaded my photo. I verified my Twitter and Facebook account. Under the “My Links” section, I added links to all my social media, including my blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It even let me update it with a custom background (my mandala of course).

This is great, I thought. What an easy way to list all social media on one cute little page. As an aspiring author, I was told I need followers.

Thank you, so much, for stopping by my blog. If you found me via my Gravatar, let me know. If you were prompted to update your Gravatar information today, let me know too (then I can find your blog and read some of your fabulous writings).

Now, I will try to meditate on which new photo to use. My sweet friend Rachel Aluise took so many good ones, I cannot decide. Here is just one …

Meditating by the pond

Related Posts:

Utilizing Pinterest by Writing Works in Progress

Gravatar use: by Writing Works in Progress

Advertisements

Learning and Growing as a Human “Being”

We try to learn more about ourselves so we can grow.

A few people who contact me think I am psychic and will know their personal past lives. I cannot, I can only help you remember them yourself—and believe me, that is the best way to heal. Having someone tell you about your past lives, while interesting, is not the same as the re-experience.

I believe we all have degrees of intuition—just like any other talent. While I base a lot of my personal decisions on my intuition, I just started to learn how to trust that guidance.

I do, however, have friends with these talents:

If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you can contact Rebecca Troup via http://www.mysticaltruths.com/. Her Facebook page is:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mystical-Truths/152931141475395

For some very intense psychic Remote Viewing, contact James Vitale via http://jaxremoteviewing.com/services/

We grow as a human each time we learn just one more thing ... no matter how minuscule

Random Acts of Kindness … Messages From the Mural

In this portion of the school mural, I painted this scene as a dedication to my son. He is practicing a random act of kindness. My son is a sweet soul, so it is fitting for him.

I like how the gold paint gives the wings a little bit of shimmer. I really prefer oil paint, but painting this mural helped me garner a better understanding and appreciation for acrylics. It was a lot of fun to mix and blend the colors.

Sears donated a pallet of random discontinued house paint. Lowe’s also provided a few gallons of paint. We greatly accepted donations from a local paint supply business as well. I really appreciated their support of the school. The hard part was to find colors that matched (or coordinated) with all the various scenes in the mural.

The paint itself varied in type. Some of the paint needed several coats, some did not. It was an interesting challenge for sure. “Patience is a virtue” should have been one of the quotes on the wall. But in the end it was really worth it.

I love practicing a random act of kindness. It is one way to spread love into the world.

Random Acts of Kindness

I Love You … Messages From the Mural

A few years ago, I took on the task of organizing and completing two 17 foot long murals inside a local school. Their walls were very … institutional … and in need of some color. One mural I call: Flowers and Fairies. The other wall’s mural I call: Fun with Science. It took approximately two school years (plus a few awesome volunteers and paint donations) to complete them. The kids enjoyed watching the progress.

This little fairy is just a small portion of one wall. I painted it to represent my daughter, my little fairy of love. As you can see, I painted positive loving quotes on the wall as well. When the kids walk by these walls each day, I am sure the messages are read. I wish reminders of positive love could be read everywhere.

In the future, I will post more photos of messages from the mural and more information on its journey to completion.

Now that I have finished writing my first book, Life Is Just Another Class—One Soul’s Journey Through Past Life Regression, I yearn to paint. I have the oils and my canvas ready and waiting. I have the thumbnails drawn for one painting from each lifetime. The hard decision? Which one is first.

I Love You! photo by Karen Kubicko (part of mural project I painted)

Who is in Your Soul Group?

I totally believe that we incarnate with a soul group.

Here is a great analogy for a soul group.

Imagine an infinite tree. We each are a leaf on this immense tree. Our leaf sprouts from a stick off a thicker branch. The thicker branch is our soul group, but the stick is our immediate soul group. This small group is made up of the souls we incarnate with on a regular basis.

An infinite tree of souls

I have recognized several people I have met throughout my current life who have shown up in a past life. Some of it seems very random, some not. My children have been my children before. My daughter has been my mother. My father was my father before. One of my sisters was my aunt, one sister was an acquaintance, one sister was my sister, my brother has been my brother before (twice) – all in different past lives. I have recognized friends and acquaintances in my past lives. Sometimes there is a definite recognition during the regression. A few times, the recognition came to me in a dream. Now as I trust my intuition more, while I am writing I have recognized a few people from a past life as someone I know now. I get that, “Aha! That makes sense now,” moment.

(It is no wonder why I am so bad with names.)

I am working with information from Chapter 19 “Traveling with a Soul Group” from my book Life is Just Another Class – One Soul’s Journey through Past Life Regression. BE THE FIRST TO READ CHAPTER 9 – the story of my lifetime as Howard Duish from the 1600’s. BONUS! I include excerpts from seven additional chapters so you can learn how Howard made an impact in my current lifetime. Register today to receive your chapter and be the FIRST TO KNOW the release date for my book: Life is Just another Class – One Soul’s Journey through Past Life Regression. For more information visit: www.karenkubicko.com.

What is interesting is that I noticed their personalities seem to stay the same. It is blatantly obvious sometimes. Here are a few examples. An old friend of mine from high school was married to me in a past life – both always wanted the best money could buy. My sister who was my aunt – both love to do anything that has to do with thread.

Whom do you think you have incarnated with before?